Mark the Hermit

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(date disputed; probably early 5th or possibly 6th cent.), ascetical writer. He may have been abbot of a community near Ancyra; later he was a hermit, possibly in Palestine or in Egypt. His writings are mainly practical. His attack on human merit commended him to older Protestant theologians. The treatise On Fasting, formerly ascribed to him, is now attributed to Marcian the Monk.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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